Last week, the brothers and sisters of Sion together held a mission in the countryside of Brazil (São Sebastião do Paraíso), in one of the oldest parishes of Sion in Brazil (Nossa Senhora de Sion).
Today, May 6, 2017, brothers and sisters of Sion celebrated the 133rd anniversary of the death of Fr. Alphonse Ratisbonne (one of the founders of the Congregation).
This is a very important week for Brothers and Sisters of Sion, as we have two special days: May 1st was the anniversary of Birth (1814) of Alphonse Ratisbonne and tomorrow (May 6th) is the day when we commemorate his death (1884).
Last Saturday (April 8), Fr. Carlos Vasconcelos, NDS celebrated the Eucharist in the chapel of the Ein Karem Community, commemorating the closing of the canonical year of the International Novitiate of the Sisters of Sion, which was officially concluded on April 4 . There were present contemplative, apostolic sisters, associates, brothers and friends of Sion. Read More
by Sr. Juliana, NDS Just as April begins, we will take a look back over the month of March and what has engaged us here in the Novitiate Community. With the liturgy of Ash Wednesday we began our Lenten time which we lived individually and also communally. It was a spiritual time and we fasted Read More
by Maria Malau, NDS Novice On March 29th we, the Novices had an opportunity to be with Brother Elio, one of our Brothers of Notre Dame de Sion, who took us on an excursion and spoke of the significance of the Mount of Olives in the Bible and in Jewish tradition.